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Monday 20 February 2012

CCM #62 1,2,3 A Recipe

Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight is hosted by Kim and it’s a Recipe challenge. Kim would like to see you use 1 Image (preferably stamped), 2 Backing Papers and 3 Embellishments, and the embellishments MUST include at least one heart. Kim also requires you to tell her in your post how you met the challenge, so your 1,2,3 list.

CCM 62 Main

Mine is as follows

1 Image – Abigail Apple from Kraftin’ Kimmie coloured with promarkers

2 Backing Papers from the Basic Grey Out of Print pad, both of which I have inked around the edges to draw the colours in more

3 Embellishments 1 Heart Brad, 1 Apple Brad and 1 Tiny Crystal Flower

The Sentiment is part of the stamp set. The nestie shape was cut from plain white card and I edged it with both Pear Tart Memento Ink and Festive Berries DI. I also went around the edge on top of the ink with a white Sakura pen.

I used the same gel pen to highlight some parts of the image, most notably the apples.

The card itself is made with a Go Kreate die.

I enjoyed this challenge as it makes a nice change not to feel the need to ‘throw everything on it’, which a lot of us tend to do these days, and leads the eye more to the image I think, but that’s just my personal opinion.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Alota Rubber Stamps – #77 Shaped Card

Card Crafters Circle – #10 To Die For

Clearly Inspired Challenge – #46 Let’s Get Shapely

Crafty Ann’s Challenge – #59 Bold And Bright

Frosted Designs – Brads and/or Eyelets

Glitter Geeks Challenge – #7 Girls and Boys

Polka Doodles – #7 Recipe 1,2,3

Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog – #60 Die Cuts

Scrappy Frogs Challenge – Die Cuts

Stamp With Fun – #149 Shapes

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Another beauty Lin, my you have been busy 3 in a

    Hugs Julie x

  2. Fabulous card, Lin. Love the unusual format, and those papers are gorgeous!

  3. Love shaped brads!! They add a cute touch!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Soooooo cute. Love the papers too. xx

  5. Such a lovely card! she certainly looking cute in that fab coloured dress :-) Nelly X

  6. This is fabulous Lin, and the gel pen makes the apples look like you could pick them and eat them.
    hugs Kimx

  7. Love this beautiful shaped easel card! Fab image too!! Cxx

  8. Oh Lin
    Honey this is just stunning! Your image is coloured beautifully and I adore your scrummy papers!
    The Challenge was good, defo stopped me throwing things everywhere lol!
    Hugs M xx

  9. This is fantastic! Love everything about it, its fab! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula ;))

  10. This is fabulous Lin - just right for our bold & bright challenge at Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us this time.
    Ann x

  11. I think this is amazing, Lin!!! LOVE the shaped easel cards--this one is adorable. You image is fabulous and I LOVE the sentiment with a little heart! :)

  12. I love the unusual shape of your card Lin and the image and papers are just lovely. Those apples look scrummy!


  13. Great card love the image! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.x

  14. Gorgeous!!! Love your image and the apple brad!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!

  15. Wow, love the card, those papers are fabulous and the image is just so cute!

  16. Beautiful colouring Lin, and I agree the embellishment restriction allows us to see the image more.

  17. Oh Lin - your shaped card is amazing. Looks really fab
    and by the way *lol*
    Many thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week
    Doreen xx

  18. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at Frosted Designs!!

  19. Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  20. You've been quite busy..i love this one too!! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  21. Ooh, this is scrummy Lin! :)

    Gorgeous colours and a fabby image! Beautiful cards on your blog hun, am now following :)



  22. Very nice card - love the many great details and the coloring of the motiv!
    Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  23. Thanks for all of your lovely comments Lin.
    By the way the Heart was cut using a die and then dry embossed on the back using a Pergamano black mat and big embossing tool. I attach it to the card using silicon which is what helps give it that padded look.
    One day I will get around to doing a tutorial on it maybe.
    hugs Kimx

  24. Hi Lin, love the fabulous DPs you have used here and have enhanced with these gorgeous images. Your certainly know you way around Promarkers ! A fabulous design and the image is left to shine !!


  25. I like this shaped easel card. I must try one soon!! Great card.

    Thanks for making a "shaped" item with us at Clearly iStamp. Hope to see you Friday when the new challenge is posted.

  26. Love the card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
    C xx


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